Congress chief Shashi Tharoor has alleged that he and different native leaders weren’t allowed to enter Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kerala go to on Tuesday. In an assault on Twitter, Mr Tharoor, who’s member of parliament (MP) from Thiruvananthapuram, accused the Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) of putting their names from the record of individuals allowed within the temple when the PM was there.
“Obtained Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the SreePadmanabhaSwamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram for the disclosing of a plaque of the Swadesh Darshan mission. However when the native MP, MLA (Member of Legislative Meeting) and mayor have been to enter the temple with him for darshan, we discovered that the PMO had minimize us from the record,” he tweeted.
PM Modi visited Kerala on Tuesday. He provided prayers on the centuries-old Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. Governor Justice P Sathasivam and state Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran accompanied PM Modi contained in the temple.
Plainly beneath the BJP even God should serve a political objective & members of different events should not be allowed to worship within the Prime ministerial presence! https://t.co/OuxbyxRdAb
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 15, 2019
Earlier than coming into the temple, he unveiled on the east gate, a plaque on the mission “Improvement of Non secular Circuit: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple-Aranmula-Sabarimala”. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Minister of State for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam and Mr Tharoor have been current within the perform.
Shashi Thaoor is without doubt one of the most bitter critics of PM Modi and his authorities’s coverage. He has been attacking the federal government on a bunch of points together with the implementation of GST and the 2016 be aware ban. He just lately referred to as PM Modi’s celebration a sinking ship.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the state’s Left-led authorities and the opposition Congress over the dealing with of the Sabarimala temple difficulty because the Supreme Court docket verdict ended the shrine’s conventional ban on girls of reproductive age.
In a rally at Kollam, PM Modi mentioned: “The CPM authorities’s conduct on Sabarimala will go down in historical past as probably the most shameful motion of any authorities in energy… We all know CPM authorities by no means revered spirituality, faith… however nobody thought it could flip so shameful”.
Amid the huge protests — towards the decision and the ladies who reached Sabarimala — the state authorities had mentioned it was duty-bound to implement the highest courtroom’s orders.
The state’s stand had drawn huge criticism from the right-wing teams who had hit the streets over the problem. Assaults additionally got here from the BJP, which has been making an attempt to broaden its footprint within the state.
With inputs from PTI